KHULNA: Bangladesh are out to salvage pride against the West Indies in a five-match one-day series starting tomorrow but will be missing star all-rounder Shakibal Hasan for the first two games. The West Indies cantered to a 2-0 win in this month’s Test series and the loss of 25-year-old Shakib, who suffered a shin injury during the second Test, will be a major blow to the struggling home side. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim put on a brave face over the loss of Shakib, who will be absent from a Bangladesh ODI line-up for the first time since the 2008 Asia Cup in Pakistan. “It will be a big challenge,” said the skipper. “But we always plan to play consistent cricket. They have a strong one-day side but we will use the Asia Cup memories to inspire us.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 29th, 2012.
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